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Deer Project Leader
$41,086.50 - $48,769.50 (Steps 1-5)
The NH Fish and Game Department has a full time Biologist II (Deer Project Leader) position available at this time. The position will be located at our Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. The qualified candidate will be responsible to plan, initiate, coordinate, administer and review management programs and research projects using established professional standards; to integrate research and management findings into the implementation of deer management programs as project leader; to respond to requests for information and technical assistance from the public and help to resolve human-animal conflicts, and; to work with local, regional, national and federal partners to coordinate wildlife management, habitat management and conservation programs as directed.
Applications along with required transcripts must be submitted to NH Fish and Game by Friday, March 22, 2013.
- Administer and coordinate New Hampshire’s statewide deer project as project leader; develop and implement long-range deer management plans to achieve long-term Department objectives; design and implement research, evaluate plans and conduct and integrate analysis of data to formulate annual deer hunting seasons and bag limit proposals; write annual reports and publications as required to satisfy reporting obligations and to fulfill public interest and educational mandates.
- Represents New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in public meetings, legislative hearings, commission meetings, public forums and regional and national professional meetings as directed, to explain, promote and defend department deer management programs, policies, objectives and procedures; develop and write presentations and printed materials for same.
- Oversee and coordinate statewide deer registration station operations, ensure station staffing for collection of biological data, in-season reporting from field staff, deer yard evaluations, winter severity data coordination, and other field actions in support of deer research and management projects; recommend necessary changes in Department protocols and operating procedures regarding statewide deer population management programs; supervise and coordinate contractual work on deer related projects.
- Respond professionally to inter and intra-agency, public, municipal, federal and international requests for technical information and assistance in all areas of deer management and wildlife science, including technical assistance, population and habitat management and surveys, environmental impact assessments and impact mitigation.
- Achieve Department program objectives for population management, habitat management and conservation projects as directed, through coordination with public and private partners, the Department’s habitat and species biologists, local and regional planning commissions, town officials and other state and federal agency staff.
- Facilitate and assist with regional wildlife management and conflict abatement activities as required to include coordination with the Department’s animal damage specialist and USDA Wildlife Services staff;
- Actively participate in the capture, sedation and handling of nuisance wildlife as a member of and in coordination with the Department Conflict Abatement Team, often in inclement weather conditions and outside normal working hours.
- Conduct assigned field research and data collection activities in support of a wide variety of Department species management and habitat programs including annual pheasant stocking efforts.
- Education: Master's degree from a recognized college or university with a major in biology, wildlife or fisheries management, or a related biological science. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
- Experience: Two years experience in work at a professional level in wildlife, fisheries, or aquatic biology research management or in another field related to the area in which the vacancy exists. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver’s license.
For appointment consideration, Biologist II applicants must successfully participate in a structured interview measuring possession of knowledge, skills and abilities identified as necessary for satisfactory job performance by this class specification. The structured interview is developed and administered, according to Division of Personnel guidelines, by representatives of the state agency in which the vacancy exists.
Preferred Work Traits: Ability to perform and summarize statistical analysis of deer management data; knowledge of white-tailed deer biology, population dynamics, and management; knowledge of wildlife habitat relationships and management with special emphasis on white-tailed deer habitat needs and impacts; ability to plan projects and write high-quality technical reports; ability to perform physically demanding fieldwork in a variety of climatic conditions; ability to prepare and implement long-range management plans; ability to professionally communicate technical information at diverse venues.
Employee will be required to pay agency/union fee.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications for Employment may be obtained from and returned to the Human Resources Office at the NH Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03301, (603) 271-5824, or firstname.lastname@example.org and available on the internet at www.admin.state.nh.us/hr. In order to receive credit for post-secondary education, a copy of official transcripts with a seal and/or signature MUST be included with the application.
For position information, contact Mark Ellingwood, Chief, Wildlife Division (603) -271-2461 or email email@example.com.